2001 yz125 basket case build

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9/2/2018 2:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2018 2:52 PM

Hey all,

Thinking about building a basket case that I've had on the shelf for a few years. I participated in the 2016 dream race in Washougal and really want to go again. Here is the link to my build from the last time I went.

2016 Build

Made an Instagram for some of my projects. @stromberg_performanceservices

looking for parts too. any leads would be very helpful.
https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/For-Sale-Bazaar,26/WTB-05-19-YZ-parts-and-01-yz125-engine-parts,1345988

Current state of the basket case

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Nolan Stromberg
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9/2/2018 4:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2018 4:49 PM

Looks like the cylinder is salvageable. I'll pull some measurements and see what she reads out at. Rotating assembly is junk.

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Nolan Stromberg
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9/2/2018 4:51 PM

I'm not sure what happened on the clutch side, but one spring is mangled, some posts are broke off of the clutch hub, and the basket is missing. Something came apart and cracked the inner clutch housing. Photo
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Nolan Stromberg
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9/3/2018 9:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/3/2018 9:11 AM

I really admire all you guys that can look at that mess and imagine an end product. All I see is hard work and lots of it.

Which makes no sense at all...I've rebuilt airplanes that didn't look much better. The difference I guess is that the cost was not a factor.

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9/3/2018 9:09 AM

Anything special planned? A lot of guys go with the newer subframe and plastics but I actually like the original look of these bikes

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9/3/2018 10:04 AM

plowboy wrote:

I really admire all you guys that can look at that mess and imagine an end product. All I see is hard work and lots of it.

Which makes no sense at all...I've rebuilt airplanes that didn't look much better. The difference I guess is that the cost was not a factor.

These are actually extremely simple, sort of like legos. Once you do one, you have it pretty well figured out. Plus, this is much less work for me haha, I don't have to take it apart

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Nolan Stromberg
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9/3/2018 10:08 AM

Kx125rider wrote:

Anything special planned? A lot of guys go with the newer subframe and plastics but I actually like the original look of these bikes

This is going to be a no limit build. Newer subframe and body work, new suspension (SSS kayaba), full engine build. Probably going to keep it 125cc. Going to be comparable to my version of a works bike. The initial investment is extremely low, so I'm going to indulge on this build. Trying to get some parts suppliers on board before I dig into it to much.

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Nolan Stromberg
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9/3/2018 10:15 AM

Kx125rider wrote:

Anything special planned? A lot of guys go with the newer subframe and plastics but I actually like the original look of these bikes

Nolan_Stromberg wrote:

This is going to be a no limit build. Newer subframe and body work, new suspension (SSS kayaba), full engine build. Probably going to keep it 125cc. Going to be comparable to my version of a works bike. The initial investment is extremely low, so I'm going to indulge on this build. Trying to get some parts suppliers on board before I dig into it to much.

That’s awesome looking forward to seeing it come together

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9/3/2018 11:14 AM

Case halves are grungy. Photo
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Nolan Stromberg
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9/3/2018 11:25 AM

Quick clean job on them, now I'm going to work on removing dowels, silicone, gasket material and a couple blind hole bearings. Photo
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Nolan Stromberg
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9/3/2018 5:05 PM

any leads on parts would be greatly appreciated.

LOOKING FOR PARTS! click here for link to parts thread.

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Nolan Stromberg
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9/4/2018 9:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/4/2018 9:32 AM

Starting on the frame and swingarm
Still searching for a subframe
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Lack of maintenance from previous owner

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9/4/2018 9:30 AM

Prepped for powder coat Photo
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9/4/2018 9:47 AM

Just saw this on your instagram the other night. Was looking forward to seeing it on here. I'm almost finished an '04 yz 125 that I bought in a box also (Hoping to upload some photos soon).

For the newer subframe don't you have to re-locate the mounting brackets on the 01 and below?

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9/4/2018 10:16 AM

MxSkater86 wrote:

Just saw this on your instagram the other night. Was looking forward to seeing it on here. I'm almost finished an '04 yz 125 that I bought in a box also (Hoping to upload some photos soon).

For the newer subframe don't you have to re-locate the mounting brackets on the 01 and below?

I guess I'm not positive, maybe I should test fit mine off of my new bike to be sure before it gets coated
Thanks for the heads up!

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Nolan Stromberg
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9/4/2018 11:16 AM

Looks like I can get away with modifying the sub frame

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9/5/2018 2:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2018 2:41 PM

Frame and swing arm are coated
Frame is a little more purple than I was hoping for. Might recoat it. Or might roll with it Photo
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Nolan Stromberg
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9/9/2018 9:13 AM

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this my 01 that i bought in a bucket
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9/12/2018 5:35 PM

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this my 01 that i bought in a bucket

looks good!

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4/5/2020 7:43 PM

Well, I definitely didnt make any dream races. Not going to do an all out build. Simple build with newer parts. Just picked up a complete SSS front and rear suspension from an 06 yz250. Going to try to make the rear suspension/linkage work with the shock. Should be a good handling bike Photo

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